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August 20, 2018

UPP Chieftain wants Imo Assembly members recalled

  …Says impunity getting out of hands The Deputy National Chainman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Ejike Uche, has called on the various constituencies in Imo State to set in motion the machinery for the immediate recall of the members representing them in the Imo State House of Assembly. Addressing journalists in Owerri, Sir Ejike Uche, popularly known as Dimkpasaa said the ongoing impeachment process against the Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere and the resurrection in the Imo State House of Assembly of a bill to okay ranching and other infractions, are indications that the House members are representing…

Imo: Orlu should give other zones chance to produce next governor – Ejike Uche

  …Blasts Imo Government Chief Chris Ejike Uche, Deputy National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP has thrown his weight behind zoning in Imo State. In an interview with journalists in Owerri at the weekend, Chief Uche said, “Anybody that does not believe in zoning should not clamour for Igbo presidency or talk of Igbo being marginalized in the country.” “In the spirit of fairness and equity, no Orlu person should be given the mandate to become the next governor of Imo State. That is my stand and that of the majority of people from Orlu zone. Owerri and…

“Our Mumu Don Do Movement” Storms Owerri

Our Mumu Don Do Movement storms Owerri

  – Ejike Uche Advises youths to obtain PVC   Renowned politician, Chief /Sir Chris Ejike Uche (Dimkpa Asaa) has advised Nigerian youths, to as a matter of necessity, endeavour to obtain the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) which is their power to choose next leaders.   Speaking during a sensitisation summit held in Owerri recently by “Our Mumu Don Do Movement,” Sir Uche, who represented the Chainman of the occasion, Professor Francis Dike (SAN), said the programme which was attended by notable youth leaders, activists and stakeholders in the state has become expedient. He maintained that the youths, as leaders…

UPP blasts Okigwe traditional rulers for endorsing Buhari

… Condemns attack on Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader The United Progressive Party (UPP) has condemned in very strong terms, the recent statement endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term, by traditional rulers of Okigwe Zone. The party reminded such natural rulers and custodians of the people’s culture, norms and tradition, that they are expected to be neutral in politics. UPP’s great concern and embarrassment over the purported endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by Okigwe Traditional rulers were contained in a release signed by the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Chris Ejike Uche (Dimkpasaa). “We are pained…

Thousands throng St. Paul’s Owerri as Ejike Uche buries mother in-law

  St. Paul’s Catholic Church Owerri was filled to as the remains of Ezinne Francisca Onyemuwa Njoku, mother in-law of the National Deputy Chairman (South) of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chris Ejike Uche, were laid to rest, March 2. In a sermon during the funeral Mass, the assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Henry, reminded people that they will all die some day and urged them to love God and worship Him in truth and in spirit. The priest noted that there are testimonies that Ezinne Njoku lived a good life while alive and urged people not to take…

UPP chieftain decries policy summersault in Imo” – Calls for e-voting in 2019

  After reflecting on the way and manner Governor Rochas Okorocha is running Imo State, especially the recent appointment of a whopping 29 commissioners, a chieftain of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chris Ejike Uche has described the governor’s action as “flight of reason and policy summersault.” In a Press Release issued in Owerri, Chief Ejike Uche (Dimkpasaa) recalled that earlier in the administration of Governor Okorocha, he reduced the number of ministries from 16 to 13. “The argument then was that there was need to embark on maximum fund reservation. That sounded reasonable then even though recession had…

Ejike Uche bemoans state of Imo – As UPP honours him

Renowned politician, Chris Ejike Uche has decried what he called “hogwash, hiccups and mob type” of growth in Imo State, noting that the so called “Urban Renewal Programme” of the current administration is turning into “urban destruction.” Speaking during a reception organized in his honour by UPP executives, Orlu zone, Sept. 4, Ejike Uche who is the Deputy National Chairman UPP (South) said the present administration has not established any industry since inception, rather, the ones established by late Governor Sam Mbakwe have all been erased. He listed the industries as – Shoe Industry, Abutu Poultry, Tile Industry, Adapalm, Concorde…

Ejike Uche heads Anambra UPP Primary Congress – Says it will be transparent

The outcome of the United People’s Party (UPP) Congress in Anambra State expected to hold  Saturday August 19, in Awka, would be transparent, Sir Ejike Uche, Chairman of the Primary Congress told The Leader in Owerri before leaving to Awka.   “The congress would be transparent, a starting point of democracy, there will be no imposition of candidate, everything would be done in full glare of the delegates, press, observers, INEC,” he said, adding that “UPP as a party that parades a National chairman of integrity, wisdom and knowledge would not settle for less.”   In answer to a question,…

‘Charly Boy’ leads campaign against bad governance

…Inaugurates “Our Mumu Don Do” campaign Maverick musician and show-biz impresario, Charly Boy Oputa stormed Owerri Friday, July 21 with hundreds of youths to protest bad governance in Imo State. Charley Boy mobilized thousands of students from the various tertiary institutions in the state for the street protest which kicked off at Imo State University gate and terminated at Okigwe Road Roundabout. The activist is of the view that “the people should not fear the government; rather, the government should fear the people.” He enjoined Nigerians to stand up and be counted in the fight against oppression and intimidation. He…

The dream and race for President of Nigeria from Igbo extraction

The demise of the first Republic, where an Igbo man Rt. Hon. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Owelle of Onitsha) ended up with the termination of the Republic by Military Coup, saw the end of Igbo man in epic position in Nigeria’s politics. Subsequent attempts made by some individuals at other point in time, in 1998 by Dr. Alex Ekwueme, number two man, in Shagari’s government to clinch the ticket and thus become the President failed. That unsuccessful attempt was not because the man lacked credible portfolios but because the military in one hand did not trust an Igbo man as to hand…

APGA not in merger with UPP …Chief Ejike Uche not an APGA member

The members of All Progressives Grand Alliance and her teeming supporters in Nigeria and Diaspora have frowned and expressed their dismay at the shocking, embarrassing, misleading, malicious and false publication in The Leader Newspaper edition of November 13, 2016 titled: Why APGA merged with UPP.   In that edition, one Chief Ejike Uche chose a shameful and disgraceful path in his politicking by the aforesaid caption and claim as the National Chairman and/or the acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.   To put the records straight, Chief Uche and his handful cohorts are not members of All…

Why APGA merged with UPP – APGA National Chairman

Reasons for the recent merger of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the United Progressives Party (UPP) have been made public. They include: The party being engulfed in an intractable and lingering leadership tussle for the past 13 years, with the likelihood of the court litigations lasting till 2019 general elections. That Imo, Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi State stakeholders perceive the way their Anambra counterparts run the affairs of the party (as if it were only an Anambra affair) as a betrayal of the mission of the founding fathers of APGA. These facts were contained in the address by…

Don’t expect dividends of democracy when you vote in bad government – Sir Ejike Uche

Nigerians have been advised to “look well” before casting their votes in future elections to avoid the mistake of voting in 419ners and people of strange characters in government. A renowned politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Chief Ejike Uche gave this advice in his address on the occasion of the 2016 Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day held at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, October 15. Hon Uche, a former commissioner in Imo State urged Christian fathers to ensure good upbringing of their children so that they would not be willing tools in the hands of 419ners who…

Chief Ejike Uche dedicates” Statesman of the Year award to suffering people of Imo State

Chief Hon. Ejike C. Uche (KSJ), a renowned politician and committed Christian has been honoured with “Excellent Leadership Award as the Statesman of the Year 2015” An Owerri-based newspaper, Community Watchdog, which conferred the award on Chief Ejike Uche and a selected few, said they were chosen based on their personal integrity and achievements. The Chairman of the Award Committee, Hon. Nnamdi Cos-Ukwuoma said in an address that the awardees “are all people of avowed integrity, excellent personal character and impeccable pedigree who have reached the heights they occupy in the society today by dint of honest hard-work”. He said…